Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of the GRECC and ACOS for Geriatrics and Extended Care
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Duke Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7572
Email address schma001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Schmader's primary area of research is herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and vaccines in older adults. He conducts pre-clinical, epidemiological and intervention studies of zoster and PHN, particularly with the zoster and influenza vaccines. He is involved with other adult vaccine development in older adults. With colleagues in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Schmader investigates other infections in older adults.

Another major research focus is adverse drug reactions, medication prescribing and pharmacoepidemiology in the elderly. The objective of the medication work is to reduce adverse drug reactions, improve inappropriate prescribing and determine drug use patterns in the elderly.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1988
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Publications

Brenes-Salazar, Jorge A., Laith Alshawabkeh, Kenneth E. Schmader, Joseph T. Hanlon, and Daniel E. Forman. “Clinical pharmacology relevant to older adults with cardiovascular disease..” J Geriatr Cardiol 12, no. 3 (May 2015): 192–95. https://doi.org/10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2015.03.018.

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26089839
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Morrison, Vicki A., Gary R. Johnson, Kenneth E. Schmader, Myron J. Levin, Jane H. Zhang, David J. Looney, Robert Betts, et al. “Long-term persistence of zoster vaccine efficacy..” Clin Infect Dis 60, no. 6 (March 15, 2015): 900–909. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu918.

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25416754
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Jump, Robin L. P., Barbara Heath, Christopher J. Crnich, Rebekah Moehring, Kenneth E. Schmader, Danielle Olds, and Patricia A. Higgins. “Knowledge, beliefs, and confidence regarding infections and antimicrobial stewardship: a survey of Veterans Affairs providers who care for older adults..” Am J Infect Control 43, no. 3 (March 1, 2015): 298–300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.017.

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Gould, Lisa, Peter Abadir, Harold Brem, Marissa Carter, Teresa Conner-Kerr, Jeff Davidson, Luisa DiPietro, et al. “Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research..” J Am Geriatr Soc 63, no. 3 (March 2015): 427–38. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13332.

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25753048
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Kim, David K., Carolyn B. Bridges, Kathleen H. Harriman, Kathleen H. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kathleen H. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and Kathleen H. ACIP Adult Immunization Work Group. “Advisory committee on immunization practices recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older--United States, 2015..” Mmwr Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 64, no. 4 (February 6, 2015): 91–92.

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25654609
Scholars@Duke

Aspinall, Sherrie L., Xinhua Zhao, Todd P. Semla, Francesca E. Cunningham, Allison M. Paquin, Mary Jo Pugh, Kenneth E. Schmader, Roslyn A. Stone, Joseph T. Hanlon, and Joseph T. Veterans Affairs Community Living Center Pharmacotherapy Research Group. “Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents..” J Am Geriatr Soc 63, no. 1 (January 2015): 77–84. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13197.

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25537124
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Gould, Lisa, Peter Abadir, Harold Brem, Marissa Carter, Teresa Conner-Kerr, Jeff Davidson, Luisa DiPietro, et al. “Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research..” Wound Repair Regen 23, no. 1 (January 2015): 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1111/wrr.12245.

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25486905
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Hastings, Susan Nicole, Elizabeth Betts, Kenneth E. Schmader, Morris Weinberger, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Cristina C. Hendrix, Cynthia J. Coffman, et al. “Discharge information and support for veterans Receiving Outpatient Care in the Emergency Department: study design and methods..” Contemp Clin Trials 39, no. 2 (November 2014): 342–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.10.008.

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25445314
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Callahan, S Todd, Mark Wolff, Heather R. Hill, Kathryn M. Edwards, and Kathryn M. NIAID Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) Pandemic H1N1 Vaccine Study Group. “Impact of body mass index on immunogenicity of pandemic H1N1 vaccine in children and adults..” J Infect Dis 210, no. 8 (October 15, 2014): 1270–74. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiu245.

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24795475
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Herati, Ramin Sedaghat, Morgan A. Reuter, Douglas V. Dolfi, Kathleen D. Mansfield, Htin Aung, Osama Z. Badwan, Raj K. Kurupati, et al. “Circulating CXCR5+PD-1+ response predicts influenza vaccine antibody responses in young adults but not elderly adults..” J Immunol 193, no. 7 (October 1, 2014): 3528–37. https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1302503.

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